Accountability is solidified by publicly posting my goals. These were my 2011goals and here's how I did
1. Fine Tune my artistic voice - Yes and I am continuing this as a lifetime process
2. Apply for shows - Yes, however not as many as I dreamed of applying for...I had quite a few shows; Amalgamation, Dresses, Trees for Life Charity Exhibit (Scotland), Red Chair Affair, Edgewater Library, Peace Now (Mexico), Summer Exhibition"The Edmunds Gallery (GB), Maitland Art Center Featured Artist, Painting Live to Satoko Fujii Ma-do at the Timucua White House, Dynamic Duos (CT)
3. Maintain present Galleries; Celebrations Gallery, CT,Gallery 17.92, FL, Juxtapose, NJ, Galeria Tonatazin, CA,Wolfe Gallery, FL. . Expand to new territory in other states (exhibits, shows, art centers, galleries, museums) . Exhibit at additional Galleries and venues in Florida - presently in 2011 I have 4 exhibitions lined up. I have kept up with these, and declined to renew in GT at this time, and may consider it again in the future, so I am looking for representation in CA.
4. Create and document 80 new pieces of work.I did quick count in my database and I totaled 109 originals. .. but I know I am not finished databasing them all
5. Continue to market work online and in products and increase sales. Yes, we all know I marketed..
6. Prepare EARLY for the Holidays and Promotions I did however I still have numerous pieces which I did not finish
7. Organize and back up data - this includes weekly bookkeeping which is one of the best things I did for my business last year.I can't say I was a slacker but I did procrastinate and it hurt me to do so, last year I was much more on top of things, and this upcoming year I am going to try something new thanks to Santa Hubby - using my new ipad.
8. Continue my positive practices; blogging, social network medias, newsletters, postcards, mailing lists, and attending exhibits. Yes I did all of this
9. Inspire, share, mentor and give Yes, and I will always continue with this.
10. Maintain present Museum Gift Shops - Orlando Museum Of Art, Maitland Art Center, Florida Museum of Art, Florida Museum for Women Artists gift shop. And apply for more. I kept up with these yet I failed to apply at more
11. Make art video ..I did one! And I've big surprises with this medium in store for 2012.
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